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United Nations / 23-01-2015

UN holds first conference on antisemitism

It was a meeting that should never have been called, but on Thursday morning in New York, prominent European ministers and diplomats gathered for the first-ever informal discussion on the rising tide ...

Sweden / 21-01-2015

New measures against antisemitism

Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, Democracy Minister Alice Bah Kuhnke announced new measures against antisemitism.  Alice Bah Kuhnke met on Friday representatives of the Jewish community to discuss the situation of the Jews in Sweden. Among ...

United States / 21-01-2015

Obama condemns 'deplorable antisemitism' in State of the Union

Just days after jihadist attacks in Paris killed 17 people, US President Barack Obama spoke out against "deplorable antisemitism... that has resurfaced in certain parts of the world" in his ...

Italy / 21-01-2015

Rome court convicts 6 for pro-fascist, antisemitic slogans

A Rome court has convicted six men of spreading pro-fascist and antisemitic ideas with banners, posters and graffiti in the Italian capital.  A 1993 law forbids use of slogans, gestures and actions ...

Britain / 21-01-2015

Theresa May urges UK to 'wipe out antisemitism'

The UK must redouble its efforts to "wipe out antisemitism", Home Secretary Theresa May has said. Mrs May said she "never thought I'd see the day when members of the Jewish ...

United Nations / 12-01-2015

Antisemitism to be discussed in UN General Assembly session

UN General Assembly President Sam Kutesa has agreed to the request of Israel and approximately 40 other countries to meet and discuss antisemitism, in a first-of-its-kind meeting of the GA, due to the ...

United States / 06-01-2015

American Historical Association rejects anti-Israel resolutions

The American Historical Association (AHA) rejected two anti-Israel resolutions proposed by Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement activists in a 144-55 vote at the association’s annual meeting on Sunday in New York. The resolutions, proposed ...

Germany / 03-01-2015

The trial of the synagogue arsonist has opened

Two young men aged 18 and 29 are brought to trial.   On the 14th of next January, less than six months since the arson of a synagogue in Wuppertal, will open the trial ...

United States / 02-01-2015

Former Revlon employee suing company alleging discrimination

Revlon’s former chief scientific officer has sued the company claiming he was discriminated against for being Jewish.  Alan Meyers filed a lawsuit against the Jewish-owned cosmetics company headquartered in New York last week, claiming he ...

Britain / 02-01-2015

Major publisher HarperCollins apologizes for leaving Israel off maps

The HarperCollins publishing house apologized for omitted Israel from maps in atlases that it sells to English-speaking schools in the Middle East. “HarperCollins regrets the omission of the name Israel from their Collins Middle East Atlas. This ...

France / 01-01-2015

French President vows to fight antisemitism in 2015

French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday that the fight against racism and antisemitism will be his national cause for 2015, according to The Associated Press (AP).  In a speech in honor of the 2015 ...